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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cafe Henri in Bywater to close

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Bywater restaurant Cafe Henri will close, the owners announced Monday. - COURTESY CAFE HENRI/FACEBOOK
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  • Bywater restaurant Cafe Henri will close, the owners announced Monday.

Bywater restaurant Cafe Henri (800 Louisa St.)  will close, the owners announced Monday.

The announcement was made on the restaurant’s Facebook page by co-owner Neal Bodenheimer and comes a little more than a year after the restaurant opened.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Public Service restaurant now open in the NOPSI Hotel

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Soft-shelled crab with watermelon, blue crab dip, and tasso hushpuppies are served at Public Service, which is now open inside the NOPSI hotel. - PHOTO BY HELEN FREUND
  • PHOTO BY HELEN FREUND
  • Soft-shelled crab with watermelon, blue crab dip, and tasso hushpuppies are served at Public Service, which is now open inside the NOPSI hotel.

The NOPSI Hotel (317 Baronne St., 504-962-6500) recently opened and with that comes  two new bars and a restaurant.

The luxury 217-room hotel opened July 6 in the CBD. It has a gleaming central lobby with tall vaulted ceilings and chandeliers. The hotel's lobby bar, underCURRENT, serves snacks and drinks to lobby guests and on an outdoor patio.

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Lakeview Harbor to move

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Lakeview Harbor will move to a new location next year. - COURTESY LAKEVIEW HARBOR/FACEBOOK
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  • Lakeview Harbor will move to a new location next year.

Lakeview Harbor (911 Harrison Ave., 504-486-4887), the longstanding Lakeview restaurant, will move to a new location next year.

The announcement was made by the restaurant’s owners in a release Friday, and stated that the restaurant’s lease will end January 31, 2018.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dreamy Weenies to close July 29

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Dreamy Weenies will close their Rampart Street hot dog spot on Saturday, July 29. - COURTESY DREAMY WEENIES/FACEBOOK
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  • Dreamy Weenies will close their Rampart Street hot dog spot on Saturday, July 29.

Dreamy Weenies, the Rampart Street hot dog shop, will close following its last day of business on Saturday, July 29. The restaurant made the announcement on its Facebook page Wednesday evening.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Magasin Cafe to reopen as “upscale” Vietnamese restaurant in August

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Magasin Cafe will reopen in August with a more upscale look and menu. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Magasin Cafe will reopen in August with a more upscale look and menu.

The casual Vietnamese restaurant Magasin Cafe (4201 Magazine St.) has closed, and a renovated, more upscale take on the concept will open later this summer in the same space.

The Uptown restaurant closed last month to begin renovations on the space. The cafe will reopen in late August with changes to the physical space and menu.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Freezy Street opens on St. Claude Avenue

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Freezy Street, a new shop specializing in Thai-style rolled ice cream, is now open on St. Claude Avenue. - COURTESY FREEZY STREET/FACEBOOK
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  • Freezy Street, a new shop specializing in Thai-style rolled ice cream, is now open on St. Claude Avenue.
Move over, soft serve: there’s a new kid in town. Freezy Street (2633 St. Claude Ave.) a new shop specializing in Thai-style rolled ice cream, is now open on St. Claude Avenue.

Owners Adam Enterkin and Frances LaMagna were inspired by their travels in Thailand, where street vendors sell the frozen treat.

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Empanola opens at St. Roch Market

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Empanola, an empanada concept, is now open inside St. Roch Market. - COURTESY ST. ROCH MARKET
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  • Empanola, an empanada concept, is now open inside St. Roch Market.

Empanola, an empanada concept, is now open at St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-609-3813). Husband-and-wife team Jimena Urrutia and Marcelo Garcia opened their stand earlier this month, taking over the space formerly occupied by Brugger’s Barbecue.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

James Beard Foundation Taste America dinner is Oct. 6

Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Herbsaint chef Rebecca Wilcomb won the 2017 Beard Award for Best Chef: South.
  • Herbsaint chef Rebecca Wilcomb won the 2017 Beard Award for Best Chef: South.

The James Beard Foundation's annual Taste America tour, featuring fundraising dinners in several cities, comes to New Orleans and the Royal Sonesta on Oct. 6. The dinner will be prepared by several 2017 Beard Award winners and nominees.

An opening reception features a cocktail from French 75 at Arnaud's Restaurant, which won the 2017 award for Outstanding Bar Program. There are hors d'oeuvres by chefs Zachary Engel of Shaya, Michael Stolzfus and Kristen Essig of Coquette, Martha Wiggins of Sylvain, Nick Lama of Avo and Michael Sichel of Galatoire's. The dinner is prepared by Best Chef: South winner Rebecca Wilcomb of Herbsaint and John Folse and Rick Tramonto of Restaurant R'evolution, with bread by Kelly Fields of Willa Jean and dessert by Michael Regua of Antoine's Restaurant. Another visiting Taste of America chef will be announced. Engel won Best Rising Star Chef for 2017.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Continental Provisions closes

Posted By on Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 11:43 AM


Continental Provisions, the gourmet sandwich shop inside the French Market, has closed. - COURTESY CONTINENTAL PROVISIONS/FACEBOOK
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  • Continental Provisions, the gourmet sandwich shop inside the French Market, has closed.

Continental Provisions, the gourmet sandwich shop inside the French Market, has closed.

The shop, a collaborative effort by members of St. James Cheese Co., Bellegarde Bakery, and the since-shuttered Cleaver & Co., made the announcement July 1 that it was closing for good that day.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer deals at New Orleans restaurants

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Craft cocktails like the Celery Clinton Cocktail will be half-off during a summer happy hour at Sac-a-Lait on Tuesdays through Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - COURTESY SAC-A-LAIT
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  • Craft cocktails like the Celery Clinton Cocktail will be half-off during a summer happy hour at Sac-a-Lait on Tuesdays through Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

With summer here, restaurants all over town are offering deals on food and drinks. Here are some happy hour and dining events around the city.

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